Pathologists Share Glass or Digital Slides and Metadata to Deliver Pathology Services Globally
March 15, 2016 (Carlsbad, CA) Mikroscan Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in desktop real-time brightfield microscopy and whole-slide imaging solutions for telepathology applications, has partnered with XIFIN, Inc., the healthcare cloud computing company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnosis from patient to payment, to meet the growing demand for digital pathology solutions*.
Mikroscan is combining its SL5 dual-mode real-time microscopy and whole-slide imaging instrument with XIFIN’s globe-spanning physician collaboration network, XIFIN ProNet, to further help pathologists collaborate, consult, and communicate with other pathologists and providers anywhere in the world, without being bound by the geographical limitations of physical glass slides.
The partnership supports the exchange and management of medical images, clinical data, and other patient encounter information, allowing multi-disciplinary teams (including radiology, pathology, and oncology) to coordinate care.
Mikroscan Chairman Gary W. Pace, PhD., commented, “Our partnership with XIFIN expands pathologists’ reach by providing image content for XIFIN’s ProNet consultation network, facilitating multiple opinions for complex cases that may require geographically remote expert consultation. This partnership will help healthcare providers distribute much needed access to medical care in even in the most remote regions of the globe.”
Lâle White, CEO of XIFIN, stated, “Working with Mikroscan enables us to combine our respective strengths and expertise to deliver high-performance pathology and physician collaboration solutions to some of the world’s leading healthcare organizations and labs. This is one of several key applications we have recently integrated into the XIFIN HEO platform to meet the evolving needs of pathologists to optimize the delivery and outcome of healthcare.”
Clinicians and experts around the world can instantly connect with pathologists for real-time consultations utilizing Mikroscan’s SL5 and Live-Q™ real-time telepathology software. XIFIN ProNet, for its part, enables the exchange and management of key healthcare images, data, and reports to aggregate patient and diagnostic information; helps bridge image silos across and between enterprises; and facilitates clinical evaluation, consultation, and treatment planning.
*Digital pathology is currently for research use only, and is not intended for use in diagnostic procedures.
About Mikroscan Technologies, Inc.
Mikroscan develops a range of distributed telepathology solutions for clinical, teaching, and research applications for anatomic pathology. Mikroscan products offer unprecedented ease-of-use and flexibility, empowering state-of-the-art networked pathology communications. Our solutions fit conveniently into existing pathology workflow and provide much needed access to pathology expertise irrespective of geography. To learn more about Mikroscan, please visit www.mikroscan.com and follow us on LinkedIn.
About XIFIN, Inc.
XIFIN is an innovative software and services company dedicated to optimizing the economics of healthcare. XIFIN’s technology solutions, business intelligence, and HEO platform are used by a broad range of the nation’s largest and most complex diagnostic service providers, including providers in the clinical lab, pathology, pain management/toxicology, hospital outreach, molecular diagnostics, and radiology segments. The company links healthcare stakeholders in the delivery and reimbursement of care, optimizing both business and patient outcomes and providing informed, streamlined diagnostic and business decision-making. To learn more, visit www.XIFIN.com or follow XIFIN on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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